Oliver, 27, runs an events management company, Ollywood. He offers installation, custom woodwork, graphics, signage and project management.
Almost everyone who works with him used to be part of the military. “We’re a team of military veterans,” he explains. “Ollywood is the single point of contact for the client and then we find the best people for the job.” Everyone works on a freelance basis.
For example, a shopping centre contracted Ollywood to set up their Winter Wonderland, including putting up Christmas trees and building wooden sleighs where people can take photographs. “Big businesses might want to do something for an event and have to outsource every element but it can take up so much of their time. We accumulate everything together.”
Ollywood has been operating since April 2019 and has already worked with almost 30 clients. To keep business finances in order, Oliver uses a Starling business account.